Content tagged "energy efficient new homes: insulation and air sealing"

Questions and Answers about Caulking and Weatherstripping Your Home

Home Energy Updated: June 16, 2015

Reviewed and Revised on 10/10/2013 Questions and Answers about Caulking and Weatherstripping Your HomeIn a well-insulated home, air leaks are the greatest...

No to Low Cost Actions to Save Home Energy and Money

Home Energy Updated: January 03, 2014

Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014Set thermostats no higher than 68 ºF when people are home. Lower the thermostat when you sleep or not at home. Lowering the...

Questions and Answers about Home Insulation

Home Energy Updated: November 13, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/13/2013  Properly insulating your home will not only help reduce your heating and cooling costs, but also make your home more...

Importance of Air Tight Construction in Providing a Continuous Air Barrier in New Homes

Home Energy Updated: November 13, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/13/2013 Construction gaps and resulting air leakages can increase heating and cooling costs, create comfort and moisture problems,...

Proper Installation of Home Insulation for Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Updated: November 12, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013 Proper Installation of Home Insulation is very critical to ensure that the desired Home Energy Efficiency gets...

Questions and Answers about Radiant Barriers for Energy Efficient Homes

Home Energy Updated: October 31, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/31/2013A radiant barrier (sometimes called radiant heat barrier) is a layer of metallic foil, reflective paint or any other...

Insulating Knee Walls in Homes

Home Energy Updated: October 10, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/10/2013             Knee walls are found in houses with finished attics and multiple ceiling heights. The knee wall is the short...

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